Before I go on with this post, my first since coming back from vacation, let me say this. I have no knowledge that Tuffy Gessling is a member of the TEA Party. The point I am making here, very briefly, this morning is that the actions of Tuffy Gessling are the actions of the right wing conservative base that has hijacked the GOP. Those responsible for the decline and eventual fall of the GOP are not Progressives, they are in fact the people cheering Tuffy Gessling as he asks the crowd at the Missouri State Fair if they wanted to see Obama get run down by a bull. The conservative base of the GOP, like Tuffy Gessling has gone rogue. Like the coup conspirators in Moscow two decades ago, these right wing religious and gun loving zealots do not realize that history itself has passed them by. All they know is they want the world of their childhood in the 1950s or early 60s back and all the djinnis of the post Culture War circa 1969 back in their collective bottles.

Conservatives are now howling that the other presidents, Republican presidents have been mocked this way in the past. Okay, I’ll grant them that. Bush II was vilified by me but not simply for his race, but for his policies. In forty years when many of the far right TEA Party types are dead and here in Hell with me wondering what went wrong, the Living will be enjoying the benefits of of the Ledbetter Act, ObamaCare and the Stimulus which from all I’ve seen saved America from devolving into a Great Depression.

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In Hindsight

The biggest victims of this debacle in Missouri are moderate conservative voters in Missouri and the national GOP leadership who, once again, have a stain to deal with coming out of Missouri. As if Todd Akin wasn’t enough now you have Tuffy Gessling to run against in 2014. I don’t expect that the disrespect and bigotry will simply come to an end when Hillary Clinton is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in January 2017. No for the TEA Party types in the flyover districts that would simply be too easy. What will happen is there will be a shift away from the hardening racial bigotry of the present for a new and odious misogyny of such a destructive force that the GOP in its current state can no longer survive.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
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